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Letter: The true facts behind the Futurist’s fate

After nearly three years since the Futurist was closed and the ‘in principle’ recommendations were taken by the cabinet in September 14, I have now had confirmation, following an email by myself to the director concerned and legal services, that reports are now being prepared and that the Futurist redevelopment report will finally go to full council for ratification on Monday January 9, 2017. I hope the meeting will be a public meeting with a recorded vote, so everyone is on record.

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The Futurist Theatre

Letter: Futurist facade can be restored

Re the letter ‘Theatre’s hidden facade is a rare find’ (Scarborough News, November 17): The faience was not manufactured by Doulton, as claimed.

Is it any wonder that the general public brands the image of this council as being useless.

Letter: How can talent develop in the Scarborough Borough Council circus?

As a reader of The Scarborough News, I have been following the whitewash experienced by Cllr Ben Marriott, an employee of Scarborough Borough Council, and the reaction of Messrs Dillon and Bastiman.

Children are frightened by the gulls swooping down too close to them.

Letter: Children fear birds swoops ... do something

Re concerns expressed about the growing gull numbers:

Residents have been badly let down by Scarborough Council.

Letter: Information lacking for residents

Re the Weaponness developments and a report from the ombudsman:

Appeal for help in finding soldiers relatives.

Letter: Soldier’s relics belong with his family

I recently purchased a Somme 100 commemorative poppy button, made out of shells recovered from the Somme battlefields (details on

Roadworks caused unnecessary traffic delays.

Letter: Traffic delays were not necessary

Re the roadworks at East Ayton:

Sad decision by planners despite opposition from the conservation officer and Scarborough Civic Society.

Letter: Sad decision to destroy architecture on Constitutional Club

Your report on the sad decision to destroy the former Constitutional Club on Huntriss Row:

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Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource are holding an extended helpline on Friday 25 November.

Letter: Know your rights as a carer

Each year Carers Rights Day aims to highlight the nation’s army of unpaid carers and to raise awareness of how carers can get the help and support they are entitled to.

Futurist Theatre pictured with its original tile facade in the late 1950s.

Letter: Futurist theatre’s hidden facade is a rare find

As an artist working in ceramics I was particularly interested in the exterior of the Futurist as it is made from a particularly robust, self cleaning form of glazed ceramics invented by Henry Doulton and known as Carraraware. Later it was also produced by several of the northern art tile companies, such as Burmantofts of Leeds.

Problems with Oliver's Mount transmitter.

Letter: Persistent problems with TV transmitter at Oliver's Mount

Re TV mast:

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Ed Sheeran would be a favourite at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre.

Letter: Ed Sheeran would be a sell out show at Open Air Theatre

Re ideas or suggestions for the Scarborough Open Air Theatre:

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Appeal to those councillors who are undecided or against retention of the Futurist, to consider before voting.

Letter: Appeal to more councillors to have a conscience over Futurist

I was a participant at the Save the Futurist meeting in the YMCA, addressing the heritage of the building historically and architecturally; also the problems regarding the site, ie a factual argument.

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Watching an organised firework display is just common sense.

Letter: An organised bonfire display is just common sense

This bonfire night, I am sure many of us will recall fond memories of the Scarborough Lion’s Club annual bonfire and fireworks display which was held on the Burniston Road car park, until several years ago, when it moved to the Weaponness Valley coach park in preparation for the new waterpark construction.

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When are the chief executive of Scarborough Borough Council and Cllr Bastiman going to resign?

Letter: Call for chief and Bastiman to step down

Re SBC whitewash:

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The recent real ale festival has been hailed a success.

Letter: Real ale festival was a success from start to finish

On Thursday October 13 after many months of organising, hard work and dedication from a loyal army of Les Gallienne’s ‘finest foot soldiers’, Scarborough’s first Real Ale, Cider and Arts Festival opened its doors in the Old Parcels Office in the grounds of Scarborough Rail Station, which ran for three glorious days.

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Remembrance services to honour the fallen.

Letter: Service details for nation’s fallen

I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, to be in a position to appeal to readers of The Scarborough News in asking for their support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2016.

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We are still in a perilous state regarding future electricity supplies and the only available answer is new nuclear power.

Letter: Wind and solar no match for nuclear power

It is of course very easy to blame the Government for granting licences to frack for gas to ensure the lights are kept on and the wheels of industry keep turning.

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It beggars belief that the Home Office has yet to send officials to Calais to identify and process cases as a matter of urgency.

Letter: Many at Calais still in need of vital assistance

Why are Robert Goodwill MP (Immigration Minister) and Amber Rudd continuing to ignore their responsibilities to the child refugees in Calais?

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Scarborough summer shows are a roaring success.

Letter: Summer shows are a roaring success

We would like to say a big thank you to Tony Peers Productions for putting on two great summer shows at the Spa Theatre again this year.

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